While the shoreline along Lake St. Clair may be out of the woods, flooding and shoreline damage remain a possibility along Lake Erie.
In a shoreline outlook statement issued on Monday, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority said Lake St. Clair is mostly ice-covered, which will prevent waves that can cause shoreline flooding.
However, Lake Erie has yet to freeze over. The conservation authority said strong winds out of the south or east could still cause result in flooding and shoreline damage. This can be caused by wind speeds as low as 30-35 km per hour.
Freezing temperatures can also cause wave spray to freeze shoreline structures, sidewalks and roadways leading to dangerous and slippery conditions.
The conservation authority said residents along the Lake Erie shoreline should keep an eye on local conditions and prepare accordingly.